Green Bay, Wis.—Announced this week, vaccination efforts across the state will get a boost thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and a partnership with the UW-Madison School of Nursing and four UW System nursing schools—UW-Green Bay’s among them.
“It’s a time for ‘all hands-on deck’ to get Wisconsin residents vaccinated and UW-Green Bay Nursing is excited to partner with local healthcare providers to educate and vaccinate in the COVID pandemic,” said Christine Vandenhouten, Chair of UW-Green Bay’s Nursing programs. “UW-Green Bay nursing students, including traditional nursing, RN-BSN completion, and MSN students will (and have) assist as vaccinators, with post-vaccination observation and more. This initiative reflects the strong collaboration of UW Nursing Schools to respond to community needs and challenges at a time of great need.”
A Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) news release dated Feb. 9, said “the grant supports the coordination, education and deployment of nursing students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers to provide clinic support and vaccine administration, as well as educational programs on preventing spread and making safe choices during the ongoing pandemic.”
“Administration of the vaccine across our state will require tremendous coordination and effort among many organizations and agencies,” says Richard Moss, PhD, Chair of WPP’s Partnership Research and Education Committee. “We are pleased to partner with the UW-Madison Nursing School and nursing schools throughout the UW System to help address the urgent need of vaccine administration.”
Badger Nurses Collaborating on Covid-19 Vaccine Education and Delivery (BN-CoVED) received a $185,000 COVID-19 Response Grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program as well as supplemental funding of $100,000 from an anonymous donor.
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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.